5.19.2014

Don Rite Gourmet Food

 Here in Iloilo, one of the most hospitable ways of treating guests is by simply having good conversation over well-prepared food. And for most of us, food prepared when visitors are expected can't just be well. Ilonggos are known to have high standards starting from choosing the right and fresh ingredients from the market, cooking perfectly as to how our relatives have taught us and serving it attractively that will surely make the visitors want to taste it even before the prayer.

That was the exact feeling that I had at the early dinner prepared for us by the Maravilla Family of Don Rite Gourmet Food in Lapuz. Pronounced as "done right", Don Rite sausages and their other products are particularly prepared to ensure that they're making it accurately. In fact, German Chef Will Braun is now focused on working for this company after spearheading the kitchen at Malacanang Palace and several hotels in Cebu and Manila. "I have cooked for several of your presidents..." he said.

Located beside the Iloilo River overlooking the Provincial Capitol, this place will soon be the site of Don Rite's Tapa Bar.
Chef Braun prepares the Don Rite Products for tasting.
Sir Francis touring the Iloilo Bloggers at their production site.
We first savored the Danish Pork Liver Pate wrapped in bacon with Cranberries after touring the facility. I placed some of it on top of a sliced german bread and my first bite was exquisite. I just knew then that it was just the start of the exciting night ahead. The sun slowly came running down as we photographed each dish placed on our table for tasting while having conversation with Miss Jong of V Weddings Magazine and our hosts. 
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 Sir Francis Maravilla asked me which among the liver pates did I like the most, the pork or the Adobo Flavored Chicken one on the photo below. At first, my choice was the danish pork that was perfectly complemented by the cranberries. But I ended up having more of the chicken liver pate until I finally confessed to have liked the second one more already. According to him, they also have the plain chicken flavor but someone pursued him to try out other flavors such as the well-loved Filipino dish- the Adobo.
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German Bread
Air-dried meat products- Italian style ham (inside), Salametti (outside) and the Pepper bites (below). 
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 For our starters, we had the Yellow Tail Chardonnay Australian Wine. We then had the German-style Potato Salad.
 This is the Chow Chow, the dipping sauce for the sausages, ham & etc.
 Italian Garlic Sausage:
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 Smoked Cheese Krainer Sausage
 Smoked Kielbasa Sausage:
 Homemade Grillen Onion Sausage:
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 For these main dishes, we had the Chateau Grand Jour Red Wine from Bordeaux, France.
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 It was already dark but the sumptuous Backribs in their signature BBQ sauce was just served. More guests arrived and we had more wine. Good company with great food and conversations made the night truly more enjoying and worthy reminiscing someday. As part of tradition, everyone was given the time to tell their hearts desire and share their new learnings.
 Don Rite Gourmet Products are sold at all Iloilo Supermart branches. For inquiries, please call 336 3912.
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